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EUR15m Anti-Corruption Project in Iraq

Fostering justice to curb corruption in Iraq: €15 million project supports transparency and accountability across state institutions A EUR 15 million initiative aimed at curbing corruption in Iraq and bolstering transparency and public accountability has been launched today in partnership between the European Union Delegation to Iraq, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Iraqi […]

Europe "needs to take a Lead on Iraq"

By Christian Koch, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Europe needs to take a lead on Iraq As it is beginning, the Biden administration has an opportunity to refocus US attention in the Middle East, and in […]

EU to support UN electoral assistance in Iraq

UN signs financing agreement with the European Union to support UN electoral assistance to Iraq The United Nations in Iraq welcomes the contribution of EUR 5.51 million from the European Union to a UN-led project to support capacity-building within the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). The EU funding will also support deployment of UN electoral […]

Headway's Iraq Grant supports 56 Companies, 700 Jobs

Headway's grant scheme builds resilience during pandemic: 56 companies supported, 700 jobs created The Headway Programme's Job Creation in KRI grant scheme has contributed to building resilience in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) during the global health pandemic caused by COVID-19. Concluded on 31 March 2021, the project supported 56 companies and created over […]

Local Development Programme prioritizes Decentralization

Steering Committee of EU-funded local development programme prioritizes decentralization and donor coordination The Steering Committee of the programme Supporting Recovery and Stability in Iraq through Local Development held its second meeting on 08 March 2021, online, to discuss the way forward. The programme is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the United […]

New ILO-EU-UNESCO Collaboration in Iraq

Iraq: Jobs, and cultural heritage the focus of new ILO-EU-UNESCO collaboration The International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the European Union (EU) have launched a new collaboration that will support internally displaced persons, Syrian refugees and host community members to access immediate, short-term decent employment in the […]

EUR 22.5m Project to Strengthen Iraqi Agriculture

Promoting inclusive economic growth and job creation in Iraq Unemployment remains a persistent challenge in Iraq especially for youth and women. Many internally displaced persons are unemployed, underemployed, informally employed, or out of the labour force. The COVID-19 pandemic has further compounded these employment challenges. In this context, providing jobs and livelihoods remains a high […]

Beautiful Missan Project: Infrastructure and Job Creation

Beautiful Missan Project: Working towards rehabilitation of recreational infrastructure and job creation Funded by the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the Beautiful Missan project that focuses on the rehabilitation of recreational infrastructure and job creation. The two-year project supports socio-economic growth through eco-tourism, restoration of cultural heritage and urban beautification. […]

Improving the Quality of Learning in Iraq

With support from the European Commission, UNICEF is supporting governorates and education ministries in developing their educational plans and modernizing data collection to improve the quality of learning in Iraq With financial backing from the European Commission and in partnership with UNESCO, UNICEF Iraq is supporting authorities at the governorate level to better plan their […]

Call for EU to Remove Iraq from List of High-Risk Countries

Foreign Minister Renews Call for European Commission to Remove Iraq from List of High-risk Countries in Terrorist Financing and Money Laundering Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein has met with Mr. Josep Borrell, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in the European Union, at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. Minister Fuad Hussein […]